Category Archives: NAYC

Curbing D’artagnan’s Enthusiasm

Four months ago, D'artagnan was living in a field. The 14-year-old chestnut gelding, previously campaigned by Brazilian Olympian Santiago Lambre up to the 1.50m level, hasn’t shown internationally since 2018....

Personal Bests and Personal Tests

Less than two percentage points separated the podium in the Young Riders dressage team competition at the FEI North American Youth Championships in Traverse City, MI on Thursday. The ultra-competitive...

Team Miles Pay-Off for Leila Diab

Knowing what to expect—and how to adapt—made all the difference for the Zone 10 rider.  Watching the first rider go on Wednesday during the FEI North American Youth Championships Pre-Junior...

Region 4 Reclaims NAYC Gold

Lexie Kment is taking the good with the bad. Last year’s dominant dressage force at the FEI North American Youth Championships—Kment and Montagny von der Heide rode away with three...

How/What to Watch: NAYC 2022

North America's best and brightest in jumping and dressage contend the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) this week at Traverse City, MI. From Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, August...

Mimi Gochman Goes Undefeated at NAYC

Mimi Gochman is two for two on Individual gold medal wins at the North American Youth Championships. In 2019, she made a gold-medal-winning debut in the Junior category, and in...

Simonson’s Sweet Redemption

The last time Christian Simonson (USA Region 7) contested the individual test at the FEI North American Youth Dressage Championships, he was disqualified. On Saturday, he and Zeaball Diawind, his...

USA Zone 4 Is the NAYC Dream Team

Who rule the NAYC world? ZONE 4. The contingent from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina captured three of the four team jumping finals at the FEI North American...